Friday, 9 April 2010

Demonstration tomorrow - defend public services, defend sheltered housing!

The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) has organised a march on Saturday 10 April to defend public services. Elderly people are feeling the pain already, with attacks on sheltered housing. Barnet TUC and Barnet residents will be on the march. The sheltered housing campaign will have their own contingent and are due to be interviewed by "Panorama". Please come and join us!

Assemble at 12 at Temple tube, Victoria Embankment, for a march to Trafalgar Square. The march is backed by many national trade unions. Let's have a show of feeling before the election in which ALL parties are promising to cut public services. Yeah, like we caused the crisis!

The march is previewed in an article on the Times series website that includes an interview with David Young.


Don't Call Me Dave said...

I agree that it is unfair that people who are entirely blameless for the recession are forced to pay the cost, but it would be even more unfair for future generations to have to bear the cost of our profligacy.

We have a deficit which is out of control and only drastic cuts in public spending now will bring it under control and save the country from bankruptcy. There is no reason why cuts cannot be made without affecting front line services too severely given that there is a huge amount of waste and bureaucracy in the system caused by Gordon Brown’s relentless expansion of the state sector with the creation of tens of thousands of non-jobs over the last 13 years.

In Barnet, the council wants to save £400,000 on the warden service, but this saving could easily be found by cutting other parts of the budget - most notably the inflation busting rises in councillors' allowances, chief officers' pay and by eliminating political advisors.

As a nation and as individuals, we have been living beyond our means for far too long. When you are up to your eyes in debt, the solution is not to go and borrow even more.

Citizen Barnet said...

Yes, but I think we should make the rich pay, ha-hah!